Is this a good External Hard Drive for £40?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sarah3585, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    Freecom Hard Drive 250GB USB-2 UK


    Interface USB2.0, can also be connected to USB 1.1 port
    Hard drive type 3.5", low noise, low power consumption
    Performance Average seek time: > 9 ms
    Track to Track seek time: 0.8 ms
    Average Latency: 4.2 ms
    Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
    Buffer Size: 2 MB
    Data transfer speed over USB 2.0 bus: up to 480Mbit/s
    Weight 750 gr. / 26.3 Ounce
    Dimensions 20 x 11,5 x 4 cm / 7.9 x 4.5 x 1.6 inch
    mtbf 50000 P.O.H.
    Environmental specifications Operating temperature: 5º C / 60º C
    Storage temperature: -20º C / 80º C
    minimum system requirements PC: Intel Pentium-III / AMD Duron 700MHz or higher, 128MRAM,
    CD-ROM drive, available USB port. Windows 2000/XP
    MAC : Mac OS X v.10.1 or higher, available USB port*
    Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
    Stylish aluminium design, including LED hard drive capacity indicator
    No cooling fan = no noise!
    Includes Freecom Backup software for easy file backup
    Two years manufacturers warranty, free helpdesk support
  2. macffooky macrumors regular

    May 13, 2004
    The 51st State
    Freecom are the supercheapo brand that you see everywhere and I certainly wouldn't want to trust any precious data to one but 40 quid is probably as cheap as you'll find and the specs are decent enough.

    If you can raise the extra money I'd recommend this Seagate which is a good deal for the most respected drive manufacturer.
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    to be fair that drive was actually about £90 6 months ago so it is only that cheap because it is quite old.
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    That Freecom external thing has a Hitachi drive in it. My bro. has one, replacement for his Packard Bell (with a seagate HDD in it), but AFAIK Hitachi aint so great.
  5. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    I have the same hard drive sitting beside me, i give it my vote.
  6. rhys105 macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2007
    Cardiff, Wales, UK

Share This Page